Discussion in 'WWII General' started by Sturmkreuz, Nov 23, 2007.
The picture of the boy with a pistol pointed towards his head by a German officer is a scene from a 1985 Soviet war movie called... "Come and See", which features the brutal activities of the Einsatzgruppen in BelaRussia. It is truly an excellent and very disturbing movie on the same level as, "Saving Private Ryan". The boy's acting is very good.
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A very moving and poignant photo. Thank you for sharing it, Sterling.
Cute, yes. But find a larger photo and look at his eyes. Very telling.
Nazi's in Drag. They make an ugly bunch of women.
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Happy moments, Ernie Pyle and a tank crew of the 191st Tank
Bn, Anzio, 1944.
III-SC 191704, Credit NARA.
My favourite now. Kriegsmarine in Norway 1940. And in my collection.
Ah I love the 'holiday snap' type photos. Great.
Two photos of the 129th Infantry Regiment during the Battle of Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.
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Ready to jump into the unknown and to put the fear in the German or Japanese Army. Green light Go!
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Just found this amazing painting website. Features many MANY beautiful and horrific paintings of the war on the Eastern Front drawn by various Soviet artists. Very powerful stuff.
http://allworldwars.com/Soviet War Paintings.html
My favourite....Arnhem trooper tells his captors...victory is on its way....
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German military attache Boguslaw fon Studnitz and Edward Rydz-Śmigły. Warsaw, Poland Independence Day, military parade 11 November 1938
What a scam. I guess German generals were back a year later, just without invitations.
My favourite Ww2 Photo ?
It was 1945 and the war in Italy had just finished.
One particular SS Div had intimated that they would not surrender and my mob was sent poste haste into Austria to convince them to change their mind.
By the time we had arrived they were happy to be taken prisoner by us, rather than the Russians, and we set up a POW camp at Ferndorf where this photo was taken.
Evey time I look at this photo I am taken back in time to when I was young and just beginning to realise that I had survived the war.
Like many other of my snaps, it finished up in my Album (Page 26) and I wrote about the period here:
BBC - WW2 People's War - Life in Wartime Austria: 4th Queen's Own Hussars July to August 1945
For more snaps from my album have a look here:
Ron Goldstein's Actual Army Album
I saw on a few websites that General von Studnitz was assasinated in 1943 on "orders from Hitler". Can anyone confirm this?
I like this pic – but I’m not quite sure why I like it.
A Chinese soldier guarding a bridge over the Salween River.
The site is where the Burma Road reaches its lowest point some2000 ft above sea level.
Must have been hot to tie that umbrella to the rifle.
(Although it does limit the intimidation factor.)
- Big D.
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This photo of Brian "Sandy" Lane pretty much tells the tale of BoB pilots.
And I have to add my Uncle John with his crew. The optimism of the young men, two of which would not live out the year.
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This is actually a post World WarII photo, From What I've been told it was taken in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island on Remembrance Day 1946 or 47 . Pictured is my Father on the left who was in The Canadian Navy in World War II and my grandfather on the right who was shot in the back while fighting in World War I. The look on their faces is one of some pride mixed with sadness as they were no doubt remembering a son and younger brother (my Uncle Victor ) who was killed in action and lies buried in France ...
this is my favourite "its all over..."